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Atitlan Grebe Podilymbus gigas

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Extinct
2008 Extinct
2004 Extinct
2000 Extinct
1996 Extinct
1994 Extinct
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type continent
Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Guatemala Native Extinct Yes      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) major resident
Altitude 1500 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Biological resource use Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Past, Unlikely to Return Whole (>90%) Negligible declines Past Impact
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Gathering terrestrial plants / Unintentional effects (species is not the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Past, Unlikely to Return Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Past Impact
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Geological events Earthquakes/tsunamis Timing Scope Severity Impact
Past, Unlikely to Return Whole (>90%) Rapid Declines Past Impact
Stresses
Species mortality
Human intrusions & disturbance Recreational activities Timing Scope Severity Impact
Past, Unlikely to Return Whole (>90%) Slow, Significant Decline Past Impact
Stresses
Species disturbance
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Past, Unlikely to Return Whole (>90%) Causing/Could cause fluct Past Impact
Stresses
Competition, Species mortality

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Podilymbus gigas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Extinct
Family Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Species name author Griscom, 1929
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species